Facebook getting rid of Oculus Go, FCC close to making 988 a suicide prevention hotline
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Facebook getting rid of Oculus Go, FCC close to making 988 a suicide prevention hotline

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This is CNET and here are the stories that matter right now. Facebook announced its discontinuing the Oculus go this year, just two years after its 2018 release, and will focus only on the quest as its one standalone VR device. Facebook has also announced that the tightly curated Oculus quest. It's going to open up new apps and software in 2021, including experimental projects that will be easier to load from outside the Oculus App Store. New apps and updates will stop appearing on the Oculus go store after December 18 of this year, but the hardware will keep getting security updates through 2022. The FCC will vote on the final rules to designate 988 as the three-digit number for National Suicide Prevention and mental health hotline. The final vote will take place July 16th. 988 will save lives, Pai said in a release from the FCC. Quote, helping Americans in crisis connect to counselors trained in suicide prevention is one of the most important things we can do at the FCC. Finally, Amazon is kicking in $2 billion to support its broadening efforts to fight climate change. The online retailer on Tuesday said it started the new climate pledge fund Venture capital fund that invest in companies that develop ways to reduce carbon emissions. Quote, companies from around the world of all sizes and stages will be considered from pre product startups to well established enterprises. Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos said in a statement Each perspective investment will be judged on its potential to accelerate the path to zero carbon and help protect the planet for future generations. [MUSIC] You can stay up to date with the latest by visiting CNet.

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